The Alexander Forbes Board said today that in compliance with paragraph 3.59 of the
JSE Limited Listings Requirements, Mr DJ (Dawie) de Villiers has been appointed as Group
Chief Executive (“CEO”) and a Director of the Company with effect from 1 November 2018.
He will also be appointed as a Director to a number of the Company’s subsidiary boards.
“Dawie holds a BSc Actuarial Science and has completed the Advanced Management Programme,
at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD). He is also a Fellow of the Actuarial
Society of South Africa,” the company said in a statement.
“Dawie joined Sanlam in 1993 and rapidly progressed into senior leadership and executive
positions in various Sanlam business units, broadening his business acumen, while gaining an in-
depth knowledge of the technicalities and markets served by each of these units.”
His previous positions, inter alia, include CEO of Sanlam Structured Solutions and since 2013 as the
CEO of Sanlam Employee Benefits.
“Dawie has a wealth of experience in the employee benefits and investment management industry”
and “believes that the employee benefits industry can have a huge influence in South Africa by
really changing people’s lives through enabling financial peace of mind.”
The Board added that it looked forward to his contribution.
“The Board also thanks Ms Marilyn Ramplin, who is the Interim Group Chief Executive until 31
October 2018,” the statement added.